The Project team
The United Project has been founded by:
Mr Greg Muller
MBA, BAppSc, MAICD
Mr Matine Rahmani
LLB (Hons), MInfoMgmt, BInfoTech
Greg is an Australian-based business leader and entrepreneur committed to social impact projects and the development and commercialization of ethical and sustainable innovations and technology. He is a company director and most recently took his technology business to IPO in 2016 on the Australian Stock Exchange. Greg has been the recipient of numerous business and industry awards.
Through immediate family and friends he is closely connected to mental illness, is based in Melbourne and is the proud father of two teenage girls.
Matine was an international strategy consultant and state-level hockey coach. Matine is currently on sabbatical as he’s been suffering from and managing treatment-resistant chronic major depression for over six years.
Matine is married, the father of three children and is based in Melbourne, Australia.
Board of Directors
The following individuals have been appointed to the inaugural Board of Directors:
Mr Greg Muller MBA, BAppSc, MAICD
Co-Founder & Chair
Other roles: Chair, Global Reviews; Non-Executive Director, Cornerstone Earth; Founder, The GREST Partnership
Mr Matine Rahmani LLB (Hons), MInfoMgmt, BInfoTech
Co-Founder & Secretary
Professor Paul Fitzgerald MBBS, MPM, PhD, FRANZCP
Other roles: Professor of Psychiatry and Director, Epworth Centre for Innovation in Mental Health, Epworth HealthCare & Monash University; Founder & Board Member, TMS Clinics Australia
Ms Michelle Ridsdale PgDipBusHR
Other roles: Chief People Officer, Envato; Board Member, Envato Foundation; Founder, Shifting Mindsets
Watch Michelle's welcome video
Mr Andrew Williams BBus
Other roles: Managing Director, Agility Consulting Group; Associate, Korn Ferry
Watch Andrew's welcome video
Ms Joanna Weston BCom, MComm (current)
Non-Executive Director & Ambassador
Other roles: Professional Netballer, Australian Diamonds & Melbourne Vixens; Vice President, Australian Netball Players' Association; Board Member, Melbourne University Sport
Ms Angela McKay BBAMgmtOps
Other roles: Board Member & Vice Chair, Southern Cross Care ACT/NSW
Watch Angela's welcome video
Mr Mark McDonald GradDipBMgmt, DipTeach
Managing Director, RiskBiz Management Solutions; Guest Lecturer, University of Melbourne
Advisors & supporters
We give thanks and gratitude to the following clinical experts, business leaders and professionals who continue to provide their valuable time, wisdom and expertise to this project.
Team United Development Program
Dr Kim Hazendonk
Mr Andrew Williams
Kim is a Clinical Neuropsychologist with over 20 years of international experience working in both public and private sectors. Her advanced understanding of the interplay of cognitions, emotions and behaviour has enabled her to assist clients leverage their strengths, build high performing teams and achieve positive organisational outcomes.
Kim is particularly passionate about helping hard working professionals become more effective through great leadership and life/work balance.
Kim has consulted to CEOs and senior executives with some of the region’s largest and most successful organisations across all major industries.
Kim is a registered psychologist with qualifications including a Bachelor of Behavioural Science, a Graduate Diploma in Health Psychology and a Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology).
Kim is the Founder & Principal of Positive Brain.
Andrew is the Founder and Managing Director of Agility Consulting Group as well as a Korn Ferry Associate. He has been an Adjunct Faculty at the Australia Graduate School of Management at the University of NSW for 12 years where he facilitates executive programs in adaptive leadership and leadership agility. He is also the author of Survive & Thrive: 120 Ideas to Cultivate Your Leadership Agility.
He has extensive experience working with C Suite Executives, middle managers and senior teams particularly in the areas of leadership development, individual & team coaching and top team development. He brings a wealth of knowledge from his own senior corporate roles, his MBA and understands the strategic and operational challenges and goals in running a business.
Andrew’s impressive client list covers industries such as Banking & Finance, Government, Telecommunications, Energy, Retail, FMCG, Insurance, Construction, Professional Services and Media & Publishing.
Andrew is committed to helping people unite and build community. He is acutely aware of the importance of social connection, gratitude and personal growth to making the world a kinder place to live in. Andrew’s values and experience align with his Program Governance role.
In his spare time Andrew, enjoys the theatre, running, entertaining, collecting wine, domestic and international travel and for his sins follows Carlton in the AFL.
Other advisors & supporters
- Ms Sheenagh Edwards (Partner, KPMG)
- Ms Lesley Horsburgh (Chief Executive Officer, APSCo Australia)
- Mr James Jarrett (Director, One Advisory)
- Dr Jay Spence (Chief Executive Officer, Uprise)
- Mr David Westgate (Mental Health Advisor & Speaker, Westgate & Friends)
- The GREST Partnership
- Mr Dave Anderson
- Ms Robelen Bajar
- Ms Marija Basic
- Mr Tim Bull
- Ms Ellen Bond
- Ms Emily Carding
- Ms Christina Evans
- Ms Vithya Gopal
- Ms Emma Graham
- Ms Katika Hovorka
- Mr Kevin Ferry
- Ms Layla Foord
- Ms Tamanna Kibrea
- Ms Renae King
- Mr Tom King
- Ms Lauren Lawson
- Ms Gal Margalit
- Ms Rosalind Meineke
- Ms Tallie Min
- Ms Louise Nealon
- Mr Valentino Papasavva
- Mr Matt Pass
- Mr Mitchell Price
- Ms Gemma Rice
- Mr Barry Robinson
- Mr Dhanish Semar
- Ms Alanna Schulz
- Mr Ashwin Shenoy
- Ms Ayushi Sinha
- Mr Kristiaan Spronk
- Ms Carolyn Stephens
- Ms Karina Strange
- Ms Emma Sumner-Smith
- Ms Sophia Toh
- Ms Malina Tran
- Ms Priscila Valle
- Ms Tracy Van Heer
- Ms Natalie Wong
- Ms Twina Au Yeung
We have a vibrant and generous group of volunteers who make what we do possible. Would you like to volunteer with The United Project? If so, we would value hearing from you. Please use our contact form and share with us some information about your skills and background, and how much time you may have each week to support. Thank you. ♥